Survey Experts Network
The ‘SERISS Survey Experts Network’ brings together survey practitioners and researchers and provides a platform to discuss how to tackle specific challenges in survey methodology and data harmonisation. The ‘SERISS Survey Experts Network’ aims to exploit synergies by exchanging knowledge and practice in state-of-the-art survey research and to explore opportunities for possible future cooperation between different organisations.
Organisations represented in the ‘SERISS Survey Experts Network’ include: Eurostat, Eurofound, OECD (PIAAC), ISSP, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), Gallup World Poll, RTI, Kantar Public, and Ipsos MORI. Workshops are also attended by representatives from European national statistics institutes and academic researchers.
The Network is organised around a series of annual thematic workshops:
‘Representing the population in surveys’
Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA), 8 December 2016
Devoted to sampling challenges in cross-national surveys (SERISS Work Package 2). Issues discussed: sampling practices across Europe, alternative sampling approaches, challenges of obtaining high-quality sampling frames from population registers for different types of organisations conducting surveys, possible cooperation to gain better access to registers or to share sampling frames across surveys. Read the workshop report.
‘Harmonised coding for socio-economic survey questions’
University of Amsterdam, 4-5 September 2017
Further workshops will be held in 2018 and 2019. The next workshop will focus on legal and ethical issues around the use of new data types in a social survey context, including biomarker, social media and administrative data (SERISS Work Package 6).
‘Establishing a roadmap for the use of computational linguistics’ tools and translation technologies in survey research’
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, 14-15 March 2018
Part of WP3: Maximising equivalence through translation, a seminar was held to bring together experts in translation and language studies to help maximise the equivalence of survey items. The seminar brought together 13 experts from comparative survey methodology, survey translation, computational linguistics e.g. machine translation, translation technologies, and corpus linguistics. Presentations delivered by the experts are available to view:
- Diana Zavala-Rojas (ESS ERIC) – Translation and translation assessment in comparative surveys
- Maurice Martens and Sebastiaan Pennings (SHARE ERIC) – Translation Management Tool
- Lidun Hareide (Møreforsking Molde) – Parallel corpora
- Dider Briel (OmegaT) – OmegaT
- Mari Kleemola (CESSDA ERIC) – Archiving and maintenance of Tools in CESSDA
- Marta Ruiz Costa-Jussà (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) – An Introduction to Neural Machine Translation
- Rihards Krišlauks (Tilde) – Neural Machine Translation, current developments
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